2014 

Cantua Creek

Road Race

Presented by Golden Chain Cyclists & Velo Promo LLC

Held  under USAC Rules &  Permit 2014-323

Date: Saturday, Feb 15, 2014   

Location: near Coalinga , CA , in Fresno County along Interstate Hwy 5.

Directions: Take Interstate 5 to the Hwy 145/Hwy 33 south exit northeast of Coalinga. Head southwest 1.5 miles on Hwy 33, and turn right onto Coalinga-Mendota Road, follow signs to parking. From Fresno , head west on Hwy 180, then south on Hwy 145  at Kerman , to the 145/5/33 junction, and follow above. From Visalia , take Hwy 198 west, past Hanford , & past Hwy 5 2 miles and turn north on 33 2.5 miles to a left onto Coalinga-Mendota Road . No services closer than Harris Ranch, 5 miles away at Hwy 5 and Hwy  198.

Registration: Opens at 7:00 a.m. , closes at 7:45 a.m. for all categories at parking area.

Course: 13 mile piece of old Hwy 33 (Coalinga/Mendota Rd) to north, closed to regular vehicle traffic (and very light even normally) but expect some farm traffic, through rolling oil-land hills and flat farmland. Out-and-back course for a total lap distance of 26 miles. Wide turnaround at north end, uphill turnaround at south. Finish is uphill. Good pavement, some rough edges, some tractor mud on course. Start just north of parking, finish is two miles north of Hwy 33 intersection.

Events: miles    laps      places  value    fee       start      limit

Cat. 1/2/Pro      78         3          6          $100     $33       8:00       100

Category 3        78         3          6          $100     $33       8:05       60

Category 4        78         3          6          $100     $33       8:10       50

Master35+ 1/2/3 78        3          6          $100     $33       8:15      50

Master45+1/2/3 78         3          6          $50       $33       8:20      50

Category 5        52         2          6          ---         $33       8:25      50

Junior                52         2          6          $50       $23       8:30      50

Women 1/2/3/Pro  52    2          6          $100     $33       8:35      50

Master 35+ 4     52         2          6          $50       $33       8:40       50

Master 35+ 5     52         2          6          $50       $33       8:45       50

Master 45+ 4/5* 52         2          6          $50       $33       8:50       50

Women 4           52         2          6          ---         $33       8:55       50

Women 35+      52         2          6          $50       $33       9:00       50

Master 55+        52         2          6          $50       $33       9:05      50

Groups may be combined (separate picks/prizes) if small.

*may be split into 45+4 and 45+ 5 events

Prizes: cash ($200 minimum) & merchandise

Facilities: Harris Ranch (Hwy 198 and Hwy 5): motels, cafes, gas.

How to Enter:

          ---via On-line at www.BikeReg.com , from Monday  December 23, 2013 7PM PST to February 19, 2014 for above fees plus on-line surcharge. From Feb 10-12 the fee on-line is $7 additional. No on-line entry after midnight PST Wednesday Feb 12.  You’ll need to sign and date your entry form/release at race registration desk.

          ---By Mail: You may still enter by mail, but if a group is filling, go on-line. By mail, send standard USAC entry form/release along with fee above (if Postmarked by Friday Feb 9) to Velo Promo/Cantua, 19780 Soulsbyville Road, Soulsbyville, CA 95372. For those postmarked after, add $7. Note: indicate what category you are entering on check or form. Entries for several races in one envelope ok, but be sure to list race names on the outside. Envelopes without names of races on the outside may go to the wrong race.

          ---At Race:  You may enter at the race, provided your event is not filled, for the above listed fee  plus $7.

          2014 USAC license required (available at race or online at USACycling.org). One day licenses are available only for Master 5, Cat 5 or Women 4 . Entry fees include $1 NCNCA and $3 USAC insurance surcharges.  Numbers will be provided.

Credits: Credit for another VP race will be given if VP is notified (at Tech@BikeReg.com   by 5 pm Wednesday 2/12 that you can't compete. No credit issued if you plan to enter another race instead; no cash refunds. No substitutions for cancellations. Send e-mail for credit to Tech@BikeReg.com  Champion Discounts: Champions pay normal fees up front; Current NorCal/Nevada District Road Race Champions and National Road Champions will get a refund at the reg desk of all but $3 per day if 1) their entry is received by the deadline above (otherwise they pay full fee, including late fee) and 2) they ride in the category they won the championship in (Master Champions may ride down in age, and ride for $3, and Juniors may ride up. District jersey is not required.

Rules: USAC rules apply. Feeding allowed in only one feed zone, next to finish line and south turnaround. Only neutral follow vehicles allowed on course, as provided by entrants/interested others and approved by Chief Ref. (There may be no follow vehicle for your group, carry pump and spare). This is an open road course; there is other traffic on the roadway; always be aware of it and be prepared to slow and/or maneuver; warn riders behind you of hazards.

Future VP Races:  Pine Flat RR: Feb 16, Dinuba Criterium Feb 17,  Hanford Crit, Mar 23, Snelling RR Feb 22; Original Merced Crit Feb 23.

Further Info: Available at Velo Promo, (209) 533-4996 or www.velopromo.com. Race Eve Headquarters at Motel 6 at Harris Ranch (near Coalinga) at (559) 935-1536.

 

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Contact Us:

    general e-mails:  velopro1@sonnet.com   

    withdrawals from a race, credits, changes, using a credit:  Tech@BikeReg.com 

    Phone:   (209) 533-4996  fax:  (209) 533-4996

    Mail:   19780 Soulsbyville Road, Soulsbyville, CA  95372